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What is a good breakfast cereal to have when trying to lose weight?

What is a good breakfast cereal to have when trying to lose weight?

Oatmeal: Old fashion oats are a good choice. A half cup (dry) serving has 150 calories, 4 grams of fiber (helps fill you up), 5 grams of protein (helps keep you feeling full) and only 1 gram of sugar. You might want to add additional protein like egg whites (20 calories and 5 grams of protein/per egg white). Having protein at breakfast and with every meal helps keep you feeling full longer. ...Read more

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Peanut Butter (Definition)

Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more


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I am a vegan trying to lose weight, is it bad that i eat peanut butter everyday?

I am a vegan trying to lose weight, is it bad that i eat peanut butter everyday?

No: Peanut butter is a good source of protein. You have to pay attention to how much of it you eat. It is very calorically dense-- a small amount is high in calories. Eat lots of vegetables. They will fill you up. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat herring fish in oil if you are trying to lose weight?

Is it bad to eat herring fish in oil if you are trying to lose weight?

No: No, unless the oil is rancid or hydrogenated.Healthy fats is part of many diets for weight loss.With small amounts they keep you full for a long time as their digestion and absorption takes much longer than the carbohydrates , the calories wasted from the body to digest them is significantly higher. They are important for the brain, nerves, material for our hormones, for our cellular wall structure, .. ...Read more

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If a calorie is a calorie, why do you need to eat healthy when trying to lose weight and not just eat less food?

If a calorie is a calorie, why do you need to eat healthy when trying to lose weight and not just eat less food?

You do not: If just losing weight is your aim, rather than good health, you can achieve that by reducing caloric intake and increasing exercise to raise the rate of caloric burn. Eating healthy will have the added benefit of improving your health. ...Read more

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Is ground sirloin ok to eat if im trying to lose weight?

Is ground sirloin ok to eat if im trying to lose weight?

Yes: Ground sirloin can be part of a well balanced weight loss diet. Just use the calories, etc. Into the overall plan. It is better if you get the whole sirloin, cut off the fat and then grind it. Try cooking it in less or no fat before eating. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Yes & Yes.: Yes. The reason is that many of these foods are high in calories, high in simple sugars & high in saturated fat. Processed foods also tend to have a high salt content. Junk food usually has lower nutritional value than healthy foods. You know the old adage: junk in - junk out. The junk is the outcome for your body. ...Read more

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I seriously need to lose weight. Is Atkins a good choice? I tend to eat a lot of carbs so i believe that adds to my weight.

I seriously need to lose weight. Is Atkins a good choice? I tend to eat a lot of carbs so i believe that adds to my weight.

Better choices: We are all genetically unique so there is no single diet perfect for everyone. But most people will lose weight by minimizing high-glycemic foods like grains, sugar & potatoes (see http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/) & avoiding fried/fatty foods. Emphasize vegetables & fruits, beans, organically raised eggs & meats & wild seafood. Dairy, nuts seeds & whole grains can be eaten in moderation.See comment:. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating fat free frozen yogurt okay to eat when trying to lose weight?

Help please! is eating fat free frozen yogurt okay to eat when trying to lose weight?

Must count calories: While it's great that it is fat free, it still has calories, and the amount of calories contained varies from type to type and different flavors. Every product has to tell you how many calories it has per serving and what size a serving is. Use this information to decide how it fits into the calorie count for your particular needs and desired weight loss. To lose weight, you must decrease calories. ...Read more

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I try to eat only 1,300 calories a day to loser weight. Im always hungry because that's not alot. Is it unhealthy or safe to eat this amount? I eat healthier but this amount doesn't seem to hold me.

I try to eat only 1,300 calories a day to loser weight. Im always hungry because that's not alot. Is it unhealthy or safe to eat this amount? I eat healthier but this amount doesn't seem to hold me.

Weight management: Please see your doctor and ask him/her about a low carb higher protein food plan. If you are healthy enough for that you will be able to eat more good fat, thus curbing your hunger. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Doc, is it good to eat egg yolk when it is boiled? i want to lose weight fast. can you help me? thank you..

Doc, is it good to eat egg yolk when it is boiled? i want to lose weight fast. can you help me? thank you..

Egg yolks contain: about half of the nutrition in an egg and are good for you. Eat all you like. Exercise is an important part of turning fat into muscle. Please consider that as part of your weight loss plan and ck w/doc to make sure your health is ok to diet. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight but i eat slowly. Is it true that this causes weight loss? If so how an i eat a little faster to gain weight?

Confusion: It is unlikely that you are eating so slowly as to be wasting away...However, it is true that if you scarf down your food you can eat well past when your body would have signaled you to stop due to satiety (=full), and put on weight. ...Read more

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What to eat for proteins if i eat only salads, yogurt and apple during the day. I don't want to gain weight.

What to eat for proteins if i eat only salads, yogurt and apple during the day. I don't want to gain weight.

Listen to your body: If you are vegetarian add high quality eggs which are excellent proteins and contain 3 mg of iron per egg which is essential for health in menstruating women. Hemp protein can be added to yogurt and used as salad dressing. Soaked, sprouted and cooked dry beans can be frozen and added to salads for high quality protein together with quinoa, an excellent low carb high protein grain. ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight..is it better for someone my age/weight/height to eat higher proteins? Carbs? Or fats? I am not very active

Trying to lose weight..is it better for someone my age/weight/height to eat higher proteins? Carbs? Or fats? I am not  very active

High protein: low carbs (complex carbs like vegetables are good), and good fat (olive oil, coconut oil, not transfats in junk food). Movement is crucial. Walking is good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is it when i start excersizing n eating healthier to lose weight i can't lose weight it just turns to muscle?

Why is it when i start excersizing n eating healthier to lose weight i can't lose weight it just turns to muscle?

Good start!: Eating healthier and exercising does build muscle. Once your muscle mass is appropriate, then your exercise will begin to burn fat. Slow and steady wins the race! ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat carbohydrates if I am trying to lose weight?

Is it ok to eat carbohydrates if I am trying to lose weight?

Yes, in moderation: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it unhealthy to eat all natural peanut butter for breakfast 5 days a week?

Can you tell me is it unhealthy to eat all natural peanut butter for breakfast 5 days a week?

How much?: I'm OK with you eating natural peanut butter as it has healthy fats, but I would be curious about how much you're eating as healthy fats could still contribute to your daily caloric load. ...Read more

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Are too much carbohydrates bad for you? White bread, pasta, potatoes. Do i need to keep them in my diet to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight

Are too much carbohydrates bad for you? White bread, pasta, potatoes. Do i need to keep them in my diet to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight

YES!: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. See comment:. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more